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Shattered Dreams

  • At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. Daniel 4:36 NIV

    Nebuchadnezzar was a great king that ruled over most of the known world. He had great dreams and huge palaces, but in the height of his power it was all taken from him because of pride. The Lord warned him in a dream, and Daniel interpreted it for him, but he did not correct his course.

    He lost his mind and wandered about the fields eating grass like an ox. His hair grew as long as eagle feathers and his nails like birds claws. After seven years he lifted his eyes to heaven and his mind was restored, as well as his kingdom. Though Nebuchadnezzar had messed up his life, when he humbled himself he became even greater than before.

    There was a time in my life where I was pretty sure that I had wrecked the plans that God had for me, but He is a God of restoration. He can take the broken pieces of your life and make it into something beautiful once again. It is not too late and though we cannot change yesterday, we can choose our actions today and it will shape our future.

    If you have had a dream shattered, know that God is able to restore it. It is not gone, just delayed while we get a bit more polished and able to handle what He is giving us.

    Prayer: Lord, give me hope and a fresh vision. Show me the way out, in Jesus' name.

    Note: We have been rebuilding our data center over the last two weeks to better handle the ministry growth, and a string of emergencies had caused it to fall into disarray as well. I wrote a special blog article on what all was involved if you would like to keep up with what has been going on here: Click here to read the Article


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
May 28, 2015
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Susan P
Susan P Thank you, Pastor Dion. I,too, understand so well how it feels to be certain you've destroyed God's plans for your life. His promise in Romans 8:28 has helped me keep hope and hold on. 
May 28, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Amen!!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This is very interesting; I just wrote a blog post about the correlation between King Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon and Hades, my ex husband! BOTH seem to think they are god--in fact, my ex tells us that he is god all the time--the god of the underworld (the basement!) Madness strikes those who let their egos rule!
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Thank you for your prayer at the end as it is short, sweet and very powerful. 
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reenie naidoo
reenie naidoo GOD is always true to HIS word and HE keeps every promise ....
May 28, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer I also caused a lot of havoc for myself,praying for His will to be done. 
May 28, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Good God Morning to ALL ;-) Rev Dion, I trust God's Words. He said that what He Started Shall Be
May 28, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Oops... Completed. May Your Ministry be Eternally Prosperous because You Glorify The Almighty God, period. As for today's message, Lord God whatever way You choose to use me, please teach me via vision and guide my direction. Thank You, Father. Have a great day, ALL day long.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Thank you for teaching me your word it is so wonderful thank you Lord amen
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, thank you!
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale Lord thank you for restoring me in Jesus name. Amen.
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Linda Leeke
Linda Leeke I am learning this but I know it is all in God's time...
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J D  Williams
J D Williams I'VE MESSED UP SO BAD THAT JUST KNEW THAT I WOULD NEVER FULFILL THE DREAMS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME BUT THE MORE THAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT OUR FATHER I KNOW THAT HE IS FAITHFUL AND HE WILL FINISH THE GOOD WORKS THAT HE STARTED IN US THE DAY THAT WE WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.......
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Deleted Member Yes, if we will put it all in God's Hands, He will be right on time.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good.
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Deleted Member Amen, It is great to know we can keep on learning as The Great Teacher, Jesus, continues to teach us.
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Deleted Member Amen, we all want to be in His Perfect Will. May He direct our every footstep.
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Deleted Member Amen, we just have to put our trust and faith in Him and pray that we will be in His perfect will for our lives.
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Deleted Member God bless you
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Deleted Member Amen, What He says He will do, He will do.
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Deleted Member Will be praying that he will see his need for the one true Living God. God bless you.
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey He is the God of restoration. .His mercy endures forever.God bless you Pastor for His word. You made my day
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!  There is no condemnation in Christ.  Though we stumble and sometimes even fall flat on our face He is faithful to finish the good work He started in us!
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Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris Amen, by his stripes I am healed. Lord I am yours use me however you need to use me. I thank you for allowing me to see another day. Touch everyone and heal them in whatever of they lives they need you, fill everyone with a unconditional love. No mater what may cross their path way. Because we don't have love  we don't have nothing meaning we don't have God. Life is to short and precious to take for granted..
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Kathy Malone
Kathy Malone Amen - this is such a wonderful and vivid reminder of God's unconditional love for us all.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd You help us a lot, Brian, we appreciate you :)!
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen Amen, I received my restoration, my deliverance, my total healing from God through His Son, Jesus Christ. I am forever grateful and thankful for His grace, mercy, and favor. I have a crazy praise for my Heavenly Father at all times, and it will continually be in my heart, mind, soul, spirit, and mouth :-)
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Lisa Kordich
Lisa Kordich Again I hope this happens for me. I wanted to be an officer of the law but my choices prior hindered me. Well I am to old now to make the force but possibly with my computer science degree, one I get it, I may be able to do something else to catch the rapists and child predators.
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers I always wanted to be a runway model and singer until I had a major accident at age 18. My passion has always been writing mostly. So I am happy to see that dream flourish. I thought it would never happen and now I am publishing my biography God is good. That job is good enough for me.
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Virginia Turner
Virginia Turner Hello Dion. . . With regard to your Devotional, "Shattered Dreams" I sure hope God will restore the one He put in me many years ago.  I certainly am much stronger spiritually and more knowledgeable than I was even just a few years ago.  The Holy Spirit is our Teacher, Comforter, Guide and all-in-all to help us along the road of Life and through our trials and tribulations and tests.  Now that I understand things better, it makes me more settled and happy. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Pastor Todd Ive been praying that prayer for the last couple of weeks thanx again for your insight! God Bless you and your ministry!!!
May 28, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd God Bless You Brian
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro AMEN AMEN AMEN
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  He Is Able!
May 29, 2015